Regional Power Market Programme – West Africa

18.02.2018 Kaare

Abidjan, Ivory Coast | Week 16 | Date: 16–20 April 2018 | Application deadline: 10 March 2018 |
Course fee: USD$ 1000 *Residents USD$ 500 | *Fee includes course materials, meals and accommodation for non residents

The West African Power Pool-WAPP is working towards a fully intergrated and interconnected regional electricity market that will provide access to affordable, reliable and quality energy to the citizens of ECOWAS member states.
Significant sector investment and long-term solutions are required for the region to meet these targets.
This seminar will focus on the objective of the African power market concept. The main focus will be how to utilize power production assets and how to facilitate power trading and grow market liquidity. National power management and efficient cross-border trading in medium and short term is important to utilize the regional power system resources. The seminar will therefore highlight some of the required structural changes to the power system management and operation including new demands to the role of the TSO’s, the Regulators’ and the production companies.

Participants will learn about the African power market concept and the experiences launched by the Southern African Power Pool – SAPP. The most important task is to give the participants a view of and to learn about national and regional power trading solutions.
The seminar will focus on the total market concept and why this will add value to the daily power system operation for the power sector as a whole, focusing on the operation of the power market and its market participants.
The seminar will also cover the power systems organization and how the TSO and regulatory authorities in each of the individual countries could cooperate in a regional context. In addition, one of the days will be focused on the detailed tasks of planning the operation of hydropower assets.
High-profiled speakers from the SADC region, international experts and other key stakeholders.

The seminar will include the following topics:
• The market concept with business processes and its markets functions
• The framework and opportunities of the market operation to serve the power systems need and demand for short term and regional trading
• How to operate the power system resources by portfolio management in a market concept
• Improving profits in power production driven by planning
• Financial settlement of market trade also handling wheeling, losses and imbalances
• Legislation & Governance framework for establishing a power exchange and market operation
• Market coupling models for regional cooperation
• Daily timeline and operation
• Experience learned from Southern African Power Pool – 20 years of operations
• SAPP business platform, organization and daily operation
• The MTP System – Market Trading Platform

Those interested in an efficient trading of electricity in the West African region. This includes Energy Regulators from the individual countries, Executives and Traders of power companies, relevant private sector enterprises with management responsibility, lawyers, energy sector investors and developers.

All lecturers and resource persons are well-known specialists within their field, and they have extensive international and regional experience. Attending the courses is an opportunity to discuss and learn about current issues related to power trading together with professionals from the continent and abroad. Participants are encouraged to bring along information that can be shared about pending energy and power market issues of your interest.

• A minimum of about 5 years of working experience is required.
• Applicants should hold an applicable degree or possess relevant background knowledge.
• Proficiency in English is compulsory for this course
Notice of admission will be given shortly after the application closing date. ICH reserves the right to accept or reject any applicant on the basis of their qualifications and experience.

Women are encouraged to apply.
Information on travel, detailed course programme and other relevant information will be sent to all participants in due course. Participants are expected to arrive at the venue of the course the day prior to the course start and leave no earlier than the day after end of the course.

The course fee* includes lectures, materials, accommodation, meals and a social programme if applicable. International travel expenses are not included. There is a reduced fee for ICH members. A limited number of sponsored seats are available for participants from countries prioritized by NORAD (Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation).
Those who would like a guaranteed seat on the course should secure their own funding.
*Accommodation will be provided for participants attending from outside Abidjan/
paying USD$ 1000. Attendance without accommodation USD$ 500.

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